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The city of Amritsar is the home of the Golden Temple, the holy of holies for the Sikh community.

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The city is very close to Pakistan in the far Northwest in the state of Punjab.  It’s also the site of Jallianwala Bagh (bagh=garden) the site of a horrific massacre perpetrated by the British Raj on a group of peaceful protesters; this was a major turning point in the struggle for independence and gave momentum to Gandhi’s non-violent movement.

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As I mentioned in the post on Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, all Sikh temples have kitchens and dining halls,  and so does the Golden Temple.  Only, these are so massive they are housed in adjoining separate buildings to accomodate the tens-of-thousands who eat there daily.  I made up for my skipped meal in Delhi with a simple and delicious meal of chapatis, mixed lentils and rice pudding.  Unfortunately, I was feeling shy about taking pictures at the crowded dinner table and don’t have any to share, my apologies.  Anyone who visits Amritsar should enjoy the Golden Temple AND its excellent food.

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